Work Area: Arbitration

Peru's presidential frontrunner proposes ditching ICSID

Peruvian presidential frontrunner Pedro Castillo has pledged to withdraw the country from the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and other Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanisms and create a new regional arbitration centre for South American nations if he wins a runoff vote in June.

10 May 2021

Barros & Errázuriz makes two new partners

Chilean law firm Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has added firepower to its competition and dispute resolution departments by promoting two senior associates to partner.

05 May 2021

Posse Herrera adds disputes firepower

Colombian law firm Posse Herrera Ruiz has strengthened its disputes and insolvency offering by promoting one of its directors to partner.

22 April 2021

Colombia defeats ICSID arbitration over bank measures

Colombia has defeated a US$40 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim brought by an investor in a bank that was nationalised during the country’s financial crisis in the 1990s.

22 April 2021

Greenberg Traurig nabs LatAm-focused disputes partner from Holland & Knight

Greenberg Traurig LLP has strengthened its trial and litigation offering in Miami by hiring a Latin America-focused partner from US law firm Holland & Knight LLP.

21 April 2021

Ex-Ferrere lawyer in Ecuador founds arbitration boutique

David Toscano, a former senior associate at Latin American firm Ferrere who has worked on investment claims against Ecuador, has launched his own disputes boutique in Quito.

21 April 2021

Colombian power company brings arbitration claim against Chile

A Colombian state-owned power company has filed an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Chile over the construction of a major electricity transmission line.

19 April 2021

Ecuador faces arbitration claim over mining project

Chile’s state-owned copper company has filed an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) claim against Ecuador over the alleged failure of its national mining company to develop a multibillion copper project near Quito.

16 April 2021

Mattos Filho makes nine new partners

Brazilian law firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has added firepower to several practice groups by promoting nine lawyers to partner.

14 April 2021

Brazilian pulp arbitration leads to cyber hack challenge

A São Paulo court has stayed a partial award in a multibillion-dollar International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) dispute over the sale of a pulp maker while it considers allegations that the arbitration has been tainted by cyber hacking.

14 April 2021

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